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Magical pendant: Holy rider (A) bird and snake (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1074
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 64
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 64
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 304
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
51 x 35 mm
Iconography:
bird, unspecified; altar?; cord; snakes (3); rider, holy; figure, female; weapon: spear; animal: horse
A: "Rider design sketchily incised and partly obscured by corrosion; no significant variations" (Bonner). Inscribed: εισθεοωονικωντακα → εἷς θεὸς ὁ νικῶν τὰ κα<κά>. 'The sole God, who overcomes evil.'
B: Large, long-legged bird standing to right, about to attack a large spotted snake. Another, thinner, snake is between it and the bird, another, still smaller snake is behind the bird's legs. The bird is attached by a cord to an altarlike structure behind it. Inscribed above the bird: πινω → πεινῶ. 'I am hungry' (Bonner) or πίνω 'I drink'.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1074 
Last modified: 2014-10-25 18:12:05
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1074. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1074 on 30-09-2022.

Image-ID 2335

Credits from Bonner, SMA

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